Come fly with us, come fly away – Kylie Northover

Commuters at Melbourne Airport were agog yesterday when a flamboyant – and very tall – cabin crew strode through Terminal 3 towards the boarding gate for flight DJ 857. To celebrate Sydney’s gay and lesbian Mardi Gras weekend, Virgin airlines had a special themed Melbourne-to-Sydney flight, complete with a drag queen cabin crew, dance routines and champagne at the boarding gate and the kind of in-flight entertainment one would normally find at the Greyhound Hotel.